On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 2005

Historical Events

  • MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Renault driver Fernando Alonso wins season-ending Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit; first Spanish Formula 1 World Drivers champion; wins by 21 points from Kimi Räikkönen

Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen

Famous Deaths

  • "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater), dies at 34
  • Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • Ursula Howells, British actress (Hard Times, Girly, Murder is Announced), dies at 83
2005 Highlights

About October 16, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra